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By Eric Plemons
Published: 04 August 2017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7270-7
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Book Chapter

By Eric Plemons
Published: 04 August 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822372707-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7270-7
... This chapter explores what happens to patients after facial feminization surgery. Engaging the narratives of three patients—one directly following surgery who is fantasizing about its ultimate effects, one whose surgery is considered an unqualified success, and one who finds that FFS did not do...
Series: Critical Global Health: Evidence, Efficacy, Ethnography
Published: 27 May 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374398-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7439-8
... complex layers of embeddedness as bodies and narratives circulate. Received medical modes of eliciting patient stories and transforming them into medical narratives thus erase or pathologize the webs of care and health/communicative labor that patients and relatives bring to the clinic. Analyzing how...
Published: 25 March 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374633-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7463-3
... Picking up the story of posttransplant life, this chapter resists the romance of transplantation’s standard salvationary narrative as the iconic “gift of life”—a narrative that reaches its climax at the moment of receiving the transplant, with little attention to what comes next. Foregrounding...
Published: 25 March 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7463-3
...Getting Kidneys (or Not) Moving from the donors who provide organs to the patients who need them, this chapter explores how certain patients came to be deemed worthy of transplantation—and others did not—in ways that embodied ideas about the worth of the transplant enterprise itself...
Series: Critical Global Health: Evidence, Efficacy, Ethnography
Published: 27 May 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7439-8
..., creating complex layers of embeddedness as bodies and narratives circulate. Received medical modes of eliciting patient stories and transforming them into medical narratives thus erase or pathologize the webs of care and health/communicative labor that patients and relatives bring to the clinic. Analyzing...
Series: Critical Global Health: Evidence, Efficacy, Ethnography
Published: 27 May 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7439-8
..., stitched on their children's bodies. testimonios narrative Elbia Torres Rivas indigenous social movement witchcraft This chapter juxtaposes the common experience of physicians, bilingual nurses, and vernacular healers in their failed efforts to diagnose and treat patients with the strange...
Series: a John Hope Franklin Center Book
Published: 01 January 2008
DOI: 10.1215/9780822390572-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9057-2
Series: Critical Global Health: Evidence, Efficacy, Ethnography
Published: 11 February 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7574-6
.... Instead, many patients switched between the two, taking both Viagra and herbal remedies. In doing so, they both satisfied sexual desire and cultivated potency, embodying two types of ethical regimes, showing the resilience of TCM on the one hand and growing cosmopolitanism on the other hand. Chinese...